How is it possible to screw up America's favorite two contact sports -- sex and football -- this badly?
"The League," a sitcom debuting on FX on Thursday is about a set of suburban, yuppie friends who have a fantasy-football league. The idea appears to be to use this framework as a window into the relationships and rivalries of the guys in the league, their wives, children, dogs, bad habits, etc., and viewers will come to care about this lovable bunch of misfits as the season progresses.
Maybe they'll get around to that, but the rough cuts of the first two episodes made available to reviewers suggest shockingly original plot lines: Boy, do guys think about sex a lot! So do their wives! Guys sit on the toilet and drink beer! Women talk at group dinners about the prowess of their own genitalia! Watching porn is great, hunh?
And, oh yeah, don't we all love football! Trade me Peyton Manning and I won't tell your wife you watch bra advertisements on your computer, you twisted freak!